Olean – John W. Hirliman "Loving Father, Grandfather, & Great Grandfather"
John W. Hirliman, of 121 North 21st Street and Lake Wales, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Advent Health Medical Center, following a short illness.
John was born on October 20, 1945 in Olean and was a son of James E. and Anna Rose Snyder Hirliman. On Feb. 10, 1968, at St. John's Church, he married his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann Fidurko, who predeceased him on May 8, 2008.
John was a 1963 graduate of Olean High School. He served in the US Marine Corps from December 29, 1965 to December 7, 1967. John worked for Niagara Mohawk as a Chief Line Mechanic for 34 years, retiring on December 31, 2000. He was a member and union representative for Local 1339 IBEW and Local 97 IBEW, where he served on the executive board for 18 years. John was also a life-member of the Pulaski Club, a member of the Portville American Legion Post #814, a former member of the Olean Eagles and the Olean Rod and Gun Club. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Olean.
John enjoyed coaching midget football and girls softball. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding motorcycle, trap shooting, and traveling with his wife in the camper. John was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He spent his winters in Florida for many years.
John is survived by; 3 daughters, Rose M. (Rick) Mikolajczyk, Lisa J. (Kip) Morrow, and Kristina A. (Mike) Rivera all of Olean; 9 grandchildren, Rick, Ryan, & Riley Mikolajczyk, Justin (Elizabeth), Brandon, & Torianne Morrow, and Alyse, Isabella, & Gabriella Rivera; a great grandson, Tommy Morrow; a sister, Lynn Hirliman of Olean; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Along with his loving wife, John was predeceased by; 3 brothers, James, Richard, & Robert Hirliman; and a sister, Rose Marie Hirliman.
Friends will be received on Monday July 13, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc.,646 East State Street, Olean. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Mary of the Angels Basilica. Burial will be at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post #892 Ritual Team. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County Department of Veteran's Affairs, C/O the Veteran's Van, 1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 6510, Olean, New York 14760.